Below are some online learning resources for school age children & teens. We hope these are helpful, this page will be updated as we come across additional resources! For even more resources, visit our Pinterest Board Resources For At Home Learning!
Our Youth Librarians have been working hard to create videos to keep children of all ages entertained and educated! Below are links to videos created by APL staff.
Storytime with Mrs. Brown, APL Children’s Librarian
Read-Alouds for Middle School Age Youth with Mrs. Witherell, APL Tween/Teen Librarian- each title read has Accelerated Reader Points. Students can take the AR test for credit towards their reading goals.
APL staff have been working hard on these tutorials, which give a quick introduction to the fabulous educational databases the library has to offer…free with your library card!
Libby App– Libby, by Overdrive is the app that gives you access to thousands of e-books & e-audiobooks owned by the Sails Library System. Download the app from your app store, or click on this link to access Overdrive on a desktop. Sign in using your library card number and your PIN number (your PIN is usually the last four digits of the phone number you gave when applying for your card). This tutorial shows you how to access even more through Libby, by adding outside library networks. Adding other networks allows you access to their e-collections, all with your Sails library card. Having trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Mango Languages- Need extra language learning support at home? Download the free Mango Languages app and start following lessons on the language of your choice! Click here to learn more.
Tumblebooks App– Need even more to read for all ages? Check out the Tumblebooks app for access to e-books, audiobooks and more! To learn more watch the tutorial here.
Kanopy App– Kanopy is a video streaming app that has a whole section devoted to kids content! There are great educational shows available and even language learning videos! Check out the overall Kanopy tutorial here and the Kanopy Kids tutorial here.
Taking Care of Yourself
It is also vitally important that children and teens (and adults!) take care of themselves. Play Self Care Bingo to make sure you are taking care of you in these trying times.
Get outside (safely) and play Backyard Bingo with the family!
Here are some additional learning resources you may find helpful at this time:
Bedtime Math shows that improving math skills doesn’t have to involve dull drills. Every day they offer an off-beat but true factoid followed by math problems for “wee ones” through “big kids”. They also have a variety of other math-based activities, some even physical.
Every day, a new “Wonder of the Day” question is posted, and each is designed to get kids and families to read, think, talk, and find learning moments together in everyday life. Questions cover everything from science, to social studies/families/culture, technology, animals, to the background behind a figure of speech with facts, information, suggestions for activities, useful links, and sometimes videos.
Looking for some non-fiction titles to read? Check out ABDO books. Now through June 2020, ABDO is offering their non-fiction ebook collections for all ages, free online.
Seven EBSCO eBook collections are now available through June 30.